Archive for the ‘FLORALS’ Category

08.06.14

MOON PARTY & DOWNLOADS!

this post is something i’m really excited and proud of! i love how everything came together, and i can’t wait to tell you all about it so you can have one of these magical floor parties of your own. throw one in your backyard, string up some lights, project a cool saying on the wall and voila!

hosting events and workshops is one of my absolute favorite things to do. so when epson asked me if i could come up with some alternate ways of using a home projector system my mind immediately went to parties. i feel like i constantly have something to celebrate or plan and decorate for and i thought it would be fun to have something that you could throw up on the wall to instantly make it feel like a celebration.

so we created party downloads! four different sayings and phrases that you can download and project on the wall of your own gatherings (pst, you can enter to win one of the projectors after the jump!). we picked my favorite, make your own magic, and threw a little party around the moon theme.

kristen and amy from moon canyon styled the event, from the hand-painted rocks to the perfect centerpieces, they exceeded my expectations as usual. and heirloom la created a gorgeous spread of food and the most delicious cocktails you’ve ever tasted.

they really are creative culinary geniuses!  i mean, the cocktail had edible silver flakes in it!

amy painted all of the rocks for the table and made individual mini moon watercolor place cards for everyone. the magic was in the details for this party.

i loved the idea of having a floor party…and surrounding the table with pillows and mini stools for the platters of food to be easily accessed.

we got the most beautiful assortment of pillows, moroccan rugs and tables from found rentals, they have a wonderful selection of vintage pieces that you can rent for parties. in love with all of the pillow textiles…

the colors were straight out of a dream and jesse captured the day perfectly.

we used the powerLite home cinema 2000 projector from Epson to project the saying on the wall. it worked great! we’ve also been enjoying using it in the studio to watch huge episodes of Girls on the wall during lunch time!

download one of these 4 designs to project at your next party and enter below to win the projector we use in our office for so many things!

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03.31.14

APRIL RULES

Tomorrow is April 1st. Instead of playing a prank on someone, how about doing something to make someone’s day? For the past couple of years, Yasmine has been doing little surprises for people on this day. Here’s a few ideas on how to turn April Fools into April Rules…

The flowers used for this project (tulips, lilacs, ranunculus, daffodils, feverfew, wax flower, lavender, and kumquats) were mostly sourced from the grocery store (Trader Joe’s). All fairly affordable and accessible. Inexpensive vases and craft paper were purchased at the dollar store. Leave an arrangement on someone’s doorstep. Or…

Give $5 worth of gold dollar coins to a homeless person. Pass out “you’re cute” cards to strangers. Improve someone’s spirits.

 

Wrap some inexpensive flowers in craft paper. Fill up a basket and pass them around to people you see. This project is supposed to be fun, affordable and doable for all!

I loved watching people’s faces light up when they received their free surprise! April rules.

florals by: yasmine floral design
photography by: julia stotz

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03.24.14

CAKE WITH EDIBLE FLOWERS

this was one of the prettiest shoots i’ve worked on in a while. amy merrick & max wanger brought their talents to the studio last week and we collaborated on this gorgeous floral shoot. amy had been wanting to do a project with edible flowers and decided to adorn a white cake with them. the  inspiration came from this dreamy watercolor dress shown above. (which is on sale here) this would be such a gorgeous wedding cake, don’t you think?

Edible flowers used in the post- rose petals, geranium, dianthus, carnations, calendula, violets, pansies, violas, lilac, camomile and nasturtium leaves and blossoms.

Sourcing edible flowers- try to search your local farmers market, garden center or specialty grocery store for flowers and plants that have been organically grown. Since many of these flowers won’t have been grown to consume, they may have a much heavier application of pesticides which is why sourcing organic is important.

To prepare your flowers- throughly wash and dry the flowers. Generally only the petals will be edible, so avoid eating any stem, leaf or stamens. You want to avoid eating any pollen, and people with allergies should be extra careful when eating flowers.

How to keep your flowers fresh- cut your flowers off their stems as close to serving as possible. Many flowers will last longer when kept in a refrigerator, but it’s best to keep them in water until immediately before use. Once cut, they will look fresh for about an hour at room temperature.

Ways to eat flowers- Many petals are nearly tasteless and can dress up everything from baked goods to salads, soups and vegetables. Some flowers have more of a herbal or spicy flavor (nasturtiums, flowering herbs) and those are best left on the savory side of the plate.

florals by: amy merrick - see more floral posts here!
art direction by: bri emery
photos by: max wanger
model: siri thorson

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03.20.14

FLORALS IN YOUR SPACE / 07

i’m really happy to share this story with you. kristen created this STUNNING floral wreath and these mini bouquets to match the decor in CHAY, a store in LA i fell in love with quickly. i had to hold back in this store, man. so many beautiful objects, sheepskin rugs, and quality creations. take a look at the next edition of “florals in your space” -bri

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02.19.14

HOUSE PLANTS 101

there’s something about plants that just liven up a room, right? (just look at how many i have in my living room) however, if you’re like most, you’ve bought a beautiful fiddle leaf fig or exuberant fern, and before you know it…it’s not looking so great. thankfully, having lush and happy houseplants is truly very simple! a little bit of research and a whole lotta TLC go a long way.

check out our favorites to grow indoors:

FERNS

light: these little darlings are delicate – ferns do best with indirect sunlight to shade; strong sunlight should definitely be avoided.

water: keep soil moist, but not water-logged. i’m also a HUGE fan of misting (just picked up this cute brass mister), since it keeps them hydrated & happy.

CALATHEA

light: moderate shade to bright indirect light; like ferns, they’re not the biggest fans of strong, unfiltered sunlight.

water: keep soil moist at all times, and make sure your container allows for good draining.

RUBBER TREE

light: bright, indirect sunlight is best – like next to a window that has sheer curtains, for example.

water: allow the soil surface to dry slightly in-between waterings. if you notice droopy leaves, it’s time to water.

SUCCULENTS

light: these cuties can seriously take the heat. give them the sunniest spot in your home. my windowsills are lined with them!

water: water very sparingly. soil should be dry to the touch at all times, but if you notice that their petals are withering and puckered, it’s time to water.

FIDDLE LEAF FIG TREE

light: like rubber trees, these fellas love bright, indirect light. a west or south-facing window is best.

water: allow soil surface to dry in-between waterings. overwatering is actually the biggest killer of the fiddle leaf fig.

and there you have it! which plants are you going to try in your home? best of luck with them.

art direction by: bri emery
plant care guide by:
 
mehreen qudosi - see more floral posts here!

photography by: sheila gim

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